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Cathedrals Measure 1999

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6Provisions concerning bishops

(1)The bishop shall have the principal seat and dignity in the cathedral.

  • After consultation with the Chapter and subject to any provision in the statutes, he may officiate in the cathedral and use it in his work of teaching and mission, for ordinations and synods and for other diocesan occasions and purposes.

(2)The Chapter shall from time to time consult the bishop in respect of the general direction and mission of the cathedral, and the bishop may at any time seek the advice of the Chapter on any matter.

(3)The constitution of each cathedral shall provide that the bishop shall be the Visitor thereof.

(4)The bishop shall as Visitor hear and determine any question as to the construction of the constitution and statutes.

(5)The bishop may hold a visitation of the cathedral when he considers it desirable or necessary to do so or when requested by the Council or the Chapter.

(6)In the course of a visitation, the bishop may give such directions to the Chapter, to the holder of any office in the cathedral or to any person employed by the cathedral as will, in the opinion of the bishop, better serve the due observance of the constitution and statutes.

(7)It shall be the duty of any person or body on whom functions are conferred by or under this Measure to act in accordance with any determination under subsection (4) above and any direction under subsection (6) above.

(8)The provisions of subsections (4) to (7) above are without prejudice to the powers of the bishop under the [1994 No.2.] Care of Cathedrals (Supplementary Provisions) Measure 1994 and his powers as Visitor generally.

(9)The bishop may at any time propose for consideration by the Council amendments to the constitution and statutes.

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